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Friday, April 5, 2019
Action Figure Review: Fisto from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe by Super7
Height: 6 7/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, boot swivels, hinged knees, swivel thighs, swivel/hinge hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, bicep swivels, hinged elbows, swivel right wrist, swivel/ hinge left wrist, and a balljointed head.
Non-Scalper Price: $35 dollars
* On the left is the Club Grayskull/ Filmation inspired Fisto while the MOTUC Fisto is on the right. While the arms and legs might seem very similar everything else is noticeable different even those these are clearly the same character. The Club Grayskull features flatter, more basic colors and less fine detail all over.
* In short, Super7 does a fairly nice job of capturing the style of the Filmation cartoons in this series. Fisto features simple, bold colors and a simple look that captures the cel shaded animation of the cartoon. Unlike many other MOTUC and Club Grayskull figures, Fisto's armor is not removable. It instead is a sculpted part of the figure's torso. While it negatives the "mix and match" appeal of Mattel's MOTUC, it definitely creates a sleeker looking figure for Fisto.
* The headsculpt is great and has a lot of character to it. Fisto always seemed like kind of crazy guy with that giant beard and mustache and his unusual tinny sounding voice. He looks ready to pounce down out of a tree in the woods upon some unsuspecting Evil Warriors!
* While Super7 has improved the articulation on these figures overall by including swivel/hinge ankles and swivel/hinge wrists, Fisto does have a bit more limited articulation than some. His sculpted chest armor means his chest has no articulation while his right wrist is just a swivel. That's OK, though, as he's still rather fun to play with and pose.
* Fisto's massive fist looks pretty slick. It's completely different than the MOTUC Fisto's fist and this features its own design based off of the Filmation character's appearance.
* Fisto includes his purple sword. It's a solid accessory with an actual sharper point. Seriously, you could stab someone with this!
* Some of the paintwork on Fisto's armor leaves a little to be desired. You can see purplish streaks underneath the grey armor slats on the chest armor, particularly on the middle grey slats.
If you're a Fisto fan, check out my review of the mini Fisto from the M.U.S.C.L.E. Masters of the Universe #1 set by Super7.
For more figures from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe check out the following:
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